Friday, October 28, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #93 - 3D Sunflower

Welcome to my Inkspirations challenge post.

First of all, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who left lovely comments on my poppy card.  I hope to have a tute up for you during the week.

Now, down to business, this week Keesh has an awesome sketch for everyone to play with:-

I have mirrored & rotated the sketch to come up with this:-

I took inspiration from the lovely & very talented Christine Blain to spritz my seam binding with alcohol & scrunch it up to get a lovely vintage look.

How embarrassing, there's another flower on there, lol!  I'll add details of this little sunflower to the poppy tute - so check back soon.  :)

To play along in the Challenge & to see the amazing projects the Inkspirations Team have created, please check out the links below:-
The Challenge Site



Card Components:
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight
DSP:  Yellow Stripe from Brights 12x12 Stack, Other Yellow retired
Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes, Parlour Prints BG
Other:  Vanilla Seam Binding, Lattice Embossing Folder, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Circle Punch, Sponges
Non SU:  Alcohol (for the flower, not me!), Nestabilities


Nikki Spencer said...

This is so soft and beautiful Helen, the colours are lovely and your right the seam binding is definately vintage.
I love that your adding flowers there have been some beautiful additions to your cards...:0)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oooh! A tricky sketch that you have made look sooooo easy! Love the seam binding hint ... and the sunflower is stunning! Hugs xx
PS Was giggling to myself as I arrived here. As fast as you catch up ... I fall behind! Hugs xx

Lynne Armstrong said...

I love this colour combo....and I'm very proud of you Helen...MORE DSP LOL We'll do a swap will we, you use DSP and I'll get over my flower phobia bwaahaahaahaa
LOVE this card, it's perfectly balanced, not to mention gorgeous :)
Hugs xx

Marisa said...

Great flower! Love how you flipped the sketch too. Gorgeous take on this week's sketch.

Paula said...

A drop dead gorgeous creation Helen. Love that flip of the sketch, the scrunched binding, not to mention that wonderful Sunflower. Bring on the tutes!

Fiona Harrison said...

You are a convert! Looks fab & I'm not usually into sunflowers, but I love the texture.

Ellen said...

Another rockin' card! You have such an eye for color! Thanks for sharing your talents.

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

You're, like...a flower guru or something. LOVE the sunflower! Bravo, girlie!

xo B.

Christine Blain said...

Oh, this is SO sweet, Helen! Thanks for the mention (makes me feel rather clever, even though I borrowed the idea from others, hee hee). I love that you have used patterned paper AND a gorgeous hand-made flower on this card, my friend! The colour combo is gorgeous, as is the texture on the flower centre. You're just too clever!